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King Dome Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,300'
Location: 34.0033, -116.1493 View Map  Incorrect?
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This tall formation sits all alone in the desert to the northwest of the main Hall of Horrors Area and can be a nice place to escape to if there are crowds there. Climbs here range from 5.6 to 5.12a with the majority in the 5.10 and under range with a nice assortment of both cracks and faces.

Some of the better routes here include Arturo's Special (5.8), Mission Impossible (5.11b) and Triumph Arch (5.11d).

Getting There 

Hike about 200 meters northwest from West Wall Outer (Buckets to Burbank Area) following a vague trail. The approach takes about 10-15 minutes from the parking area at Hall of Horrors.

Climbing Season

For the Hall of Horrors Area area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in King Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for King Dome:
Arturo's Special   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   King Dome - East Face
Tiptoe To Topanga   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   King Dome - East Face
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Featured Route For King Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Triumph Arch (5.11d), Joshua Tree NP.

Triumph Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : King Dome - West Face
Make some exposed moves off a ramp to reach a large flake and a high 1st bolt (if wanted a 0.75" cam fits into a horizontal crack before the 1st bolt). The moves just past the 2nd bolt, pulling past as bulge on thin holds, are the crux, after which the difficulty eases and the angle kicks back to less than vertical. Due to the sloping and somewhat precarious base it would be prudent to set an anchor for the belayer (pro to 1.5") or lead from the ground in one pitch.Although short this r...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome, Hall of Horrors, Saddle Rocks, Cowboy C...
King Dome, Hall of Horrors, Saddle Rocks, Cowboy C...
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Truly miles of piles of rox
Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
King Dome. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: King Dome

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